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Africa's pulse (Francês)

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to have picked up to 2.6 percent in 2017 from 1.5 percent in 2016. This upswing reflected, on the supply side, rising oil and metals production, encouraged by recovering commodity prices, and improving agricultural conditions following droughts. On the demand side, growth was supported by a rebound in consumer spending as inflation moderated, and a recovery in fixed investment as economic activity picked up among oil and metals exporters.The special topic of this issue of Africa’s Pulse explores options for accelerating electrification in Sub-Saharan Africa, the role of innovation in facilitating such expansion, and the implications of achieving rapid electrification for inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction in the region. Countries’ national electrification plans typically have focused on the expansion of the national electricity grid using large-scale fossil fuel and hydroelectric generation facilities and, more recently, some grid-scale investments in solar and wind power generation; off-grid solutions have been limited.


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    Africa's pulse

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    level of foreign exchange reserve; power sector reform; current account deficit; current account balance; commodity price; depreciation of exchange rate; growth in electricity demand; volatility of commodity prices; foreign currency; labor force participation rate; domestic currencies; composition of tax revenue; per capita income growth; bank for international settlement; advanced economy; oil exporter; metal price; domestic revenue mobilization; source of financing; international capital market; global interest rates; risk of debt; capital flow; fiscal deficit; vulnerability to shock; fear of drought; private sector activity; power sector regulation; nominal interest rate; international poverty line; public debt burden; commodity price volatility; privileges and immunity; foreign exchange allocation; solar power technology; national power grid; quantity of electricity; people without access; source of electricity; quality of public; consumer price index; current account surplus; foreign direct investment; consumer price inflation; bureau of statistic; increase in capital; international energy agency; Access to Electricity; crude oil price; private fixed investment; financial market volatility; barrels per day; interest government expenditure; economies of scale; high debt levels; private sector credit; private capital flow; natural gas production; high oil price; cost of grid; role of innovation; inclusive economic growth; wind power generation; national electricity grid; productive use; agriculture sector; oil production; national electrification; currency stability; national grid; regional growth; Learning and Innovation Credit; remote area; foreign reserve; grid extension; external financing; international bond; industrial production; fiscal policy; fiscal revenue; agricultural production; industrial sector; global trade; fiscal consolidation; Fiscal policies; business service; real gdp; import compression; downside risk; commodity exporter; saharan africa; shaded areas; aggregate growth; Capital Inflows; inflation rate; electricity access; monetary policy; portfolio flow; supply side; portfolio inflow; consumer spend; supply disruption; food price; price pressure; political transition; domestic demand; output growth; economic expansion; employment opportunities; rural population; employment opportunity; policy space; Frontier Market; public expenditure; electricity system; household consumption; generation technology; health damage; retail trade; domestic condition; sovereign bond; portfolio investment; real wage; technical innovation; electricity need; resource dependence; technological improvement; rising demand; coal export; import growth; weak demand; Public Spending; stable currency; external environment; investor confidence; investment program; global composite; private investment; goods trade; manufacturing sector; mining production; Real estate; trade volume; extreme poverty; oil sector; household spending; transport industry; oil field; liquidity condition; oil revenue; Job Creation; budget deficit; logistic support; refinancing risk; copyright owner; government revenue; fiscal balance; monetary stance; historical perspective; electrification strategy; governance system; Grid Electrification; retail tariff; digital economy; sanitation infrastructure; media relation; investor base; logistics support; Electric Power; ongoing innovation; hydroelectric generation; economic diversification; commercial purpose; rising debt; original work; debt relief; total poverty; debt sustainability; public confidence; Natural Resources; organizational behavior; electricity infrastructure; investment environment; mining investment; potential demand; Export Diversification; income rise; increase productivity; electricity sector; electricity pricing; regulatory barrier; positive spillover; global financing; economic recovery; fiscal adjustment; power production; utility cost; utility operation; economic efficiency; industrial zone



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